Chances are that you’ve heard of gum disease. You know, that pesky infection that causes your gums to bleed when you floss.
In case you thought that bleeding gums are normal when you brush or floss, we’re here to tell you…IT’S NOT!
So what do you do if your gums are unhealthy? Ask Dr. James Powell and our team about our new service, Perio Protect®, in Palmdale, California.
What Is Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is a long-term, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for gum disease. Sound too good to be true? Well, hold on just a minute and let us blow your mind.
Perio Protect uses a prescription Perio Tray® that is customized for each patient’s unique needs. This tray helps deposit medication deep below your gums, where it can fight the bacteria and infections of gum disease.
The Perio Protect tray makes a huge impact for those with gum disease because brushing and flossing simply cannot reach deep enough into the gums to manage gum disease bacteria. This tray was specifically designed to get the medication where you need it and then keep it there long enough to fight the bacterial communities.
Is Perio Protect Right for Me?
Do you want to avoid surgery? We’re willing to bet that was an enthusiastic “heck yea!” Perio Protect is a great option for those who have gum disease and want to avoid costly and uncomfortable surgery, as well as repetitive scaling and root planing procedures.
It would be a good idea to ask our dentist about Perio Protect if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Gums that bleed easily, especially when you brush and floss
- Receding gums
- Spaces developing between your teeth
- Obvious plaque, calculus or tartar buildup
- Gums that are tender, swollen or red
- Bad breath that won’t go away
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose teeth
Dr. James Powell or one of our highly educated hygienists will be able to examine your gum health and decide if Perio Protect is right for you!
What Are the Benefits of Perio Protect?
Perio Protect is a great way to successfully manage gum disease. Before the development of the Perio Tray, the main non-surgical procedure for gum disease was scaling and root planing. This procedure typically has to be repeated every once in awhile depending on how good your homecare is and the environment in your mouth.
The development of the Perio Tray led to more effective and long-term gum disease management. These comfortable trays are easy to use and are only worn for ten to fifteen minutes a day.
The Perio Tray can help you manage your gingivitis or periodontitis by providing daily, effective therapy that fights the buildup of bacteria and helps keep bacteria from spreading. As gum disease is linked to several overall health conditions, improving your periodontal health means improving your overall health as well!